A Goodwill Education Center
student recently won
a Chromebook laptop in a
school raffle. Then she gave it away
to a classmate in need.
Britini McDermott, 17, won the
computer at Goodwill’s recent end-of-the-year
MAVS Golden Ticket
raffle, a Positive Behavioral Interventions
and Supports event.
Students earn the golden tickets
by being Motivated, Accepting
responsibility, Valuing respect, and
One of the items raffled off was
a Chromebook donated by teacher
Susan Carter in the name of
her late mother, Roberta Carter.
McDermott, a junior, won the
laptop and instead of keeping it
or selling it, she decided to give it
to graduating senior Virgil Solis,
McDermott told Goodwill staff
that because Solis is going to college
next school year, he needed it
more than she did.
Solis said the gift was much
needed, because he “had a computer
my family used, and after
so many years it gave up.”
said it would have been tough for
the family to afford a new computer.
“When I told my family about it
they were really happy,” Solis said.
Both students said they plan to
attend Victor Valley College and
transfer to four-year universities.
They will likely be classmates at
VVC after McDermott graduates
next year, and they plan to remain
Photo: Goodwill student
left, won a
Ticket raffle. She
gave her prize to
Virgil Solis, right,
because he is going
to college next
year and didn't
have a computer
of his own.